What is a Preventive Action?

Preventive Action Definition

Preventive action is a system to eliminate any cause(s) that would create a potential hazard or undesirable situation. Changes can be made or implemented to address an issue, hazard, or weakness in a system. Preventive action also can include ways to improve an organization’s workflow or situation. A good preventive action process includes controls to make sure the preventive actions are in place and working and can differ from one company or organization to another.